Definition of lace-up in English:

lace-up

adjective

  • (of a shoe or garment) fastened with laces.

    ‘flat lace-up shoes’
    • ‘She held up a skirt, a loose blouse, and a vest-like object, as well as a pair of lace-up boots.’
    • ‘The lace-up corset, which was easily laced alone, made a woman's job at dressing easier for she wouldn't need any help lacing up the corset.’
    • ‘She had small, white lace-up sandals and a dark blue tie in her hair.’
    • ‘Taking off the lid, he brought out a pair of the grimmest black lace-up school shoes I had ever seen in my life.’
    • ‘It has Victorian lace-up knee boots for £375, which sounds expensive, but you do get an exact fit, and you can choose the colour, leather and heel height.’
    • ‘From the start, she dressed me in overalls and lace-up shoes.’
    • ‘She pulled on a pair of black lace-up ankle boots that gave her two or three inches of height.’
    • ‘Choose lace-up shoes instead of slip-ons, and keep the laces tied.’
    • ‘One of the most popular looks of the season is the lace-up ankle boot.’
    • ‘They wore ruby-coloured silk dresses, with lace-up backs, and carried hand-tied bouquets of cream roses.’
    • ‘He patted his chest where the medallion was hidden beneath his white lace-up shirt.’
    • ‘That said, slip into style with this pair of brown leather lace-up shoes from Camper.’
    • ‘It is also worth mentioning that Cheney was wearing hiking boots - thick, brown, lace-up ones.’
    • ‘Her gray wool dress came to her ankles, which were encased in tall lace-up black shoes.’
    • ‘Her shoes, rather fancy lace-up boots with moderate heels, clanked loudly as she ran up.’
    • ‘I have a great pair of brown lace-up shoes, but I just don't know what to wear them with.’
    • ‘The man was wearing a salmon pink shirt, blue-green vest, a dark suit jacket, grey Levi jeans and black lace-up shoes.’
    • ‘He was wearing a pair of those Prada calf-high, lace-up, black leather boots.’
    • ‘He stared at her lace-up boots and followed the black, leather-clad body upwards with his eyes.’
    • ‘I think the answer lies in tweed jackets and lace-up boots.’
    buckle, join, do up, connect, couple, close, unite, link
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noun

British
  • A shoe or boot that is fastened with laces.

    ‘brown leather lace-ups’
    • ‘Barney's are charging $640 for these platform lace-ups by Fendi.’

Pronunciation:

lace-up

/ˈlās ˌəp/